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APRIL 14 - MAY 1, 2022

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

By Katie Forgette

A conversation about the birds and the bees creates a school scandal.

A money-strapped family tries to cope in 1973. 19 year-old Linda O’Shea is our narrator and she is attempting to re-enact the most turbulent day of her life, but her family keeps interrupting to tell their side of the story. The 70’s were a time of old school living; no social media, and public ridicule in a close-knit community was the ultimate nightmare. When her parents ask her to explain to her younger sister about the birds and the bees, somehow the blunt explanation is overheard by the parish priest and he is not amused. When he confronts her parents about the “corruption of their eldest daughter’s very soul,” all holy hell and hysteria break loose in this nostalgic comedy.

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The Human Race Theatre Company

Executive DirectorKappy Kilburn

Artistic DirectorKevin Moore

Present:

Katie Forgette

Directed by Margarett Perry

Scenic Designer Eric Moore

Lighting Designer John Rensel ^

Costume Designer Janet G. Powell

Sound Designer Jay Brunner ^

Production Stage Manager Jacquelyn Duncan *

Producers Tara Lail & Kevin Moore

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help received its world premiere in 2019 at Chenango River Theatre (Greene, NY), Bill Lelbach – Artistic Director

 

Time: 1973

Place: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and the O'Shea Kitchen

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Katie Forgette Playwright

Katie Forgette spent most of her professional life as an actor. At the Seattle Repertory Theatre she was privileged to work with such directors and playwrights as: Doug Hughes, Bill Irwin, Mark O’Donnell, Dan Sullivan, John Patrick Shanley, Liviu Ciulei, Lillian Garrett-Groag, and Jon Robin Baitz. Her plays include: Linda Loman is Leaving, A Facility for Living, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, The O’Conner Girls, Everybody’s A Critic, It Went Like This, The Body Snatcher, and Welcome to Vital Vista Village. Her scripts have been produced at The Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, CAP21, People’s Light, Park Square Theatre, Barter Theatre, Austin Playhouse, Cortland Repertory Theatre, The Dorset Theatre Festival, Vertigo Theatre, Taproot Theatre, Centenary Stage, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Bristol Valley Theater, Chenango River Theatre and Theatre 40. She lives in a tiny, brick house in Seattle with her favorite husband, actor R. Hamilton Wright, and a giant, gray cat named Eddie.

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